Information and Communication Technology

Apollo Parkways Primary School has for many years operated at the leading edge in the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into the teaching and learning process. Our initial involvement in the Navigator Schools project saw a very early uptake of computer technology into classrooms. Subsequent to this we maintained and further developed our capacities through the NAVCON consortium and CeLL (Creating eLearning Leaders) project. Our successful involvement in these projects has been underpinned by a committed and clearly understood whole school approach to our educational philosophies – founded very soundly on the importance of technology in the educational process of young people in the 21st century.

 

Our technology rich classrooms – iPads, laptop computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras, video cameras, digital microscopes, classroom display devices and Apple TV wireless connections – provide for all children (Prep-Grade 6) to be involved in a vast array of learning and teaching opportunities that can be made ever more engaging through the use of ICT. Over a number of years we have taken a particular focus on the enhancement of literacy learning through the development of visual literacy/multiliteracies.

In 2008 the school introduced another exciting component into its repertoire with Interactive Televisions (ITV). Operating as a mobile interactive whiteboard these newest technologies truly compliment our ICT provision and augment our teaching and learning/curriculum programs. For students engaged in visual literacy activities – animation, podcasting, film making – the ITV is perfect for group editing, whilst the sharing of work to the class/audience is now a real highlight on the ‘big screen’. The use of the ITV across all curriculum areas is limitless.


Please view the Student Pages on our website to see some of the wonderful work of our classrooms – much of it produced with the aid of ICT.